3/9/22

USEPA Releases Guidance on Infrastructure Funds for Local Sewer and Water Projects

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released a detailed guidance and brief fact sheet on March 8, 2022, providing details on how money from the new infrastructure law will be distributed to communities needing federal funds for local sewer and water projects.

A copy of the fact sheet can be found here.  

A copy of the guidance can be found here

The detailed USEPA guidance confirms that disadvantaged communities will have a special priority for funding. Funds for certain communities and projects may be in the form of grants or forgivable loans. A significant amount of the funds will flow through State Revolving Funds (SRFs). In Ohio, Ohio EPA’s Division for Environmental & Financial Assistance and the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) will lead SRF-related funding for sewer and water infrastructure projects. Vorys is familiar with these agencies, the SRF funding process, and our team is available to advise communities and others on the new infrastructure law.

If you have questions, please reach out to Kristin Watt, Scott Ziance, Mark Norman, Christopher Knezevic, or your Vorys attorney.